Small Business Saturday Profile: Los Alamos Historical Museum

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenehan surrounded by gift items available for purchase at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop offers a variety of unique gifts for any time of the year, from science kits to local trail guides, books about Los Alamos and the Southwest, and souvenirs for Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project. Holiday cards that depict local landscapes, 2015 calendars, and a coffee mug with the chemical formula for caffeine can be found among the Shop’s offerings.

The Museum is tax free, and proceeds from sales in the Museum Shop benefit programs of the Los Alamos Historical Society, including summer educational programs for kids, publications, and changing exhibits. Again this year, the Museum will sell Christmas tree permits from the U.S. Forest Service. A portion of the sales on Small Business Saturday will be donated to the United Way of Northern New Mexico.

Monday, Dec. 1, recently known as “Cyber Monday,” will be celebrated as “Cider Monday” at the Historical Museum. Residents and visitors are invited to come drink a warm cup of cider, peruse the many books, and support their local museum in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the holiday hustle and bustle. Additionally, the Museum will celebrate the launch of its first e-book, “The Secret Project Notebook,” a fiction work for young adults, with special events throughout the shopping weekend.

The Historical Museum is at 1050 Bathtub Row, tucked into the trees just north of Fuller Lodge. Parking is available at Fuller Lodge or in the east lot of Mesa Public Library. The Museum is open weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 505.662.4493.

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